“The Whole Earth Telescope”–Up Next, the Sun?

 

gravitational lensing

 

Unless there’s a planet more advanced existing in the Milky Way using their star as a lensing telescope, odds are that the “terrascope” proposed by Columbia University’s David Kipping, will be the largest in our home galaxy beyond the black-hole Event Horizon Telescope. The terrascope turns Earth into a kind of lens that could filter out light pollution and artificial satellites, and help find the signatures of life on exoplanets.

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